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Sex and the sexual have for far too long been consigned to the dark corners by social scientists in general and tourism and leisure scholars in particular. Sex and the Sexual During People’s Leisure and Tourism Experiences seeks to begin to rectify this situation by bringing the position and nature of sex and the sexual into the light of academic debate. As such, this book is designed to highlight cross-disciplinary emerging work on sex and the sexual in leisure and tourism and provide the readers with insights into this social realm. It encompasses a broad array of sex-related issues and tourism and leisure environments from across a variety of countries. The book should appeal to researchers and students across the humanities and social sciences both for the value of the research in its own right and the ability of it to be used as a lens through which to view the position of sex and the sexual as well as tourism and leisure in today's world. Overall, it is argued that sex and the sexual should play a part in the academic discourse, especially if we wish to describe what is actually happening out there as far as tourism and leisure are concerned.
Neil Carr is Associate Professor in the Tourism Department at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research focuses on aspects of leisure and tourism behaviour including sex and alcohol consumption. In particular, Neil’s research is focused on young people, university students, children, families, and non-humans (particularly dogs) and their owners. Neil has published over 35 peer-reviewed papers in a variety of academic journals and edited books and supervised over 20 PhD students.Yaniv Poria is Associate Professor at the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. His main research interest is people experience at heritage settings as well as the conceptualization of heritage tourism. Additionally, he studies groups usually ignored in the tourism literature, among them the gay and lesbian population and people with disabilities.
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